Before TIE Fighters became the iconic weapon of the Galactic Empire, Episode III Revenge of the Sith tells us the frontline starfighter was the Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-Wing. It was hard to tell there was such a connection, in the angles this model formed it looked more like a Jedi Starfighter or an A-Wing, except when viewed head-on. Here the menacing design does foreshadow the machinery of the Empire in its outline.
“Join the Rebellion! Service with the Rebel Alliance is hope for the future of your sons and daughters!”
Two days to go to May the Fourth!
“Any pilot who volunteers to fly an A-wing better be brave or crazy. Probably helps to be a little of both.”
―General Han Solo
The A-Wing Fighter pilot, who volunteered to attack the Super Star Destroyer Executor, could not help but think to himself: “I’ve got a bad feeling about this!”